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Roku XD|S Media Player Review

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In my never ending quest to divorce myself from Comcast and their overpriced cable service, I have been searching for alternate methods for the family to watch our shows. The Mvix Ultio media device was an effort in frustration, that fell well short of my needs and expectations. Fortunately, there are many other options in [...]

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dropcam-android

Last November I reviewed the Dropcam Echo Wi-Fi Security Camera and have been using it ever since. It's a very easy to setup camera that can send email alerts when it detects motion or audio. You can also login to the camera through any web browser to see and listen what is going on live. [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Audio, Video, TV Gear, News
nokia-n8-vid

Who needs traditional video cameras these days when you can create a whole movie or music video with your smartphone? We've seen movies shot with iPhones and now here's what claims to be the first video shot entirely with Nokia's new N8 smartphone. Filmed by Kyle Roberts, this is a fun little song from independent [...]

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canon-5d

For quite some time now I have been a "Canon Guy".  I think many serious amateur photographers fall into one of two camps, "Canon folks" or" Nikon folks".  Cameras are one thing I'm afraid to venture away from my comfort zone. If I got anything but a Canon and didn't like it as much, I'd [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
dlink-boxee-7

For over 5 months last year, I used my iMac as my TV while my basement was being remodeled. During that time, I was able to keep up on all my favorite shows using Hulu and 'other methods'. Although I did miss not having live TV, it wasn't that bad and I really didn't miss [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
Cirago3000

When I was offered the opportunity to review the Cirago TV Platinum Network HD Multimedia Center my first thought was " good grief, not another media center".  I had previously reviewed the Cirago CMC2000 and was duly impressed, so how could this be an improvement.  Then I read the specs and saw that the CMC3000 [...]

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intelbooth

Intel is planning to present its new chip “Sandy Bridge” at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. One of the features they are planning to present is "visibly smart". This feature will enable handling the entire encoding process of a movie in the CPU (including the DRM authentication). The enhanced security should help [...]

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ion-twinvideo

ION Audio's TWIN VIDEO is the first handheld video recorder that I've seen with both front and back lenses. It's great for bloggers because you can record yourself at the same time that you are recording something else. It would be perfect for interviews. It's not HD, but it does record 640 x 480, 30 [...]

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Warpia SWP100A 1

The difference between a computer monitor and a TV screen seems to be becoming more irrelevant every day. Whether because we dropped cable or want a second computer display, more and more of us are connecting our computers to TVs. Devices like Warpia's SWP100A Wireless USB PC to TV Audio/Video Display Adapter claim to let you [...]

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joby-tripod

Joby's Gorillapod Video has been designed specifically for mini-camcorders, so you can seamlessly capture video wherever you go. The omni-directional positioning video head allows for easy orientation at any angle, with seamless 360 degree pan and 135 degree tilt. Constructed of anodized aluminum, the lightweight design is engineered for durability and capture on-the-go. The Gorillapod [...]

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kodak-playsport-1

I have used video cameras for as long as I can remember.  My first video camera was one of those really hefty kind that you sat on your shoulder and it used regular VCR tapes.  Yeah, and I admitted it.  Since then I have used every imaginable type of video camera, from ultra expensive to [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Camera Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
sony-350-walkman

Today Sony announced the new Walkman E-Series video MP3 player, which features up to 50 hours of audio playback (mp3 files at 128 kbps) and 10 hours of video playback (WMV at 384 kbps). This new player also features 2 of Sony's own technologies: Clear Audio and SenseMe. Clear Audio is an audio technology that [...]

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logitech-hd

Logitech has a made a pledge to bring HD video to anyone, anywhere, and has taken another step toward that goal by unveiling a full lineup of HD webcams and the recently announced Logitech Vid HD, the free and easy way to make an HD video call.  A few of the new features include HD [...]

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eyetv_mac_8

The elgato EyeTV Hybrid is a beautiful little USB 2.0 TV Tuner for Mac or Windows computers. It's "hybrid" in that it will tune just about anything you've got: analog cable/tv, Digital/HDTV, and Clear QAM digital cable. It even has adapters so you can hook up a Composite or S-Video source (such as an analog [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
oregon-scientific-atc9k

You can get extreme with Oregon Scientific's new HD all terrain video camera. The ATC9K can go with you skydiving to suba diving. It's an easy-to-use, waterproof and shock-resistant camera that can be strapped to a helmet, handlebars, surfboard, or snowboard. It features 1080p HD video, shoots up to 60 frames per second, has 130 [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Camera Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
NEX-VG10_H_med

Sony announced on their blog the new NEX-VG10 digital camcorder. This is the video camera they teased everyone with back in May. It uses the same sensor as the NEX-5 and NEX-3 and will use the same e-mount lenses. It will also support the mount adaptor that will let you use the catalog of A-mount lenses for [...]

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DroidX_Back

I don't buy my phone based on the camera, but there is a lot of truth to the adage that the best camera you have is the one that is with you. The cameras keep getting better and better with each generation of phone. The camera in the Droid X is an 8 megapixel camera [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Miscellaneous, Reviews
Air Video iCon

I recently downloaded InMethod's Air Video onto my iPhone and basically, you must have this app. This is a review of the iPhone version, but you can grab a version for iPad thats just as fantastic. Basically, Air Video makes streaming almost any video in my collection, regardless of format, as simple as possible and [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
videomemo

With the USB Video Memo you can record a 30 second video with voice message. It has a built-in 1.44 inch LCD display, USB rechargeable battery, video camera and speaker. You just need to push one button to record and another to playback. It's available for $35 from Brando.

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pinnacle-studio-1

The latest offering from Pinnacle Systems is Pinnacle Studio 14 MovieBox Ultimate, and there are some new goodies under the hood for those of you who are long-time Pinnacle users.  I started using Pinnacle video software about 6 years ago and still stand by their products as good entry-level consumer video editors.   There is alot [...]

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